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Ultimate Holiday Guide for Friends and Family of People with Vision Loss from the American Foundation for the Blind
Date:11/24/2008

  • You can ask the airline to arrange for a guide or to set up a wheelchair to get you to and from the plane easily and efficiently; a wheelchair especially helps at the security checkpoints, since you'll avoid getting stuck in line.
  • Ways to make a home comfortable and safe for a guest with low vision

    • Overall lighting is a must for safety. Always keep rooms well lit.
    • Set your holiday table with dark placemats and light-colored plates or light placemats with dark-colored plates to make the plates easier to see.
    • Make stairways safer by placing a brightly colored strip of tape along the edge of each step.

    To view all of the tips in the Holiday Guide, go to

    www.afb.org/seniorsite/holidayguide.

    The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss. AFB's priorities include broadening access to technology; elevating the quality of information and tools for the professionals who serve people with vision loss; and promoting independent and healthy living for people with vision loss by providing them and their families with relevant and timely resources. AFB is also proud to house the Helen Keller Archives and honor the over forty years that Helen Keller worked tirelessly with AFB. For more information visit us online at www.afb.org


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